The Friday Five: Halloween Leftovers

When we made our trip to the supermarket to stock up on supplies in preparation for the hurricane, Chester brought along a coupon for Halloween candy. Although I love a bargain, I refused to use it. We rarely get trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood and I knew that being trapped in the house for two days with three bags of candy would not end well for my waistline.

While out running errands during lunch on Halloween, I started to feel bad. If a little kid did in fact knock on my door that evening all I would have had to distribute would be Wint-o-Green Lifesavers or pennies. I didn’t want to be one of those people. You know you had them on the block where you grew up, too.

So, I grabbed a bag of Reese’s pumpkins, just in case.

Of course, zero trick-or-treaters came.

And, yesterday, Chester came home with quite the assortment of half-priced candy from CVS, including a nice variety pack of Reese’s cups, Hershey Bars, Kit-Kats and Almond Joys. He knows me so well.

So, now I’ve got leftover Halloween candy. And, I’m sure you do, too.

Fortunately, candy can always be incorporated into a variety of other treats. Halloween usually results in a pretty random assortment. Although some of these recipes suggest specific types of candy, they would all still work if you just threw together whatever you happen to have on hand:

  1. Candy Bark (via Bon Appetit)
  2. Candy Jar Ice Cream (via Everyday with Rachael Ray)
  3. Shortbread Candy Bars (via Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food)
  4. Leftover Halloween Candy Bundt Cake (via The Food Librarian)
  5. Halloween Candy Snack Mix (via Babble)

Personally, I’m glad that Halloween is out of the way so that we can move on to the “good” holidays. Bring on all things Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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